Archive for November 21st, 2015

Kazue Aoki

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Nov. 7, 2015
Kazue “Auntie Kay” Aoki, 82, of Kealakekua, Hawaii, an employee of Orchids of Hawaii at Kona Inn Shopping Center, a retired customer service representative for Parts Center Hawaii and an office manager for Aoki Plumbing LLC, died at home. She was born in Kealakekua. She is survived by sons Sidney and Dale; daughters Pauline Aoki-Yano, Claudia Chang and Lynn Aoki-Tokuyama; brothers Richard and Harry Nakashima; sisters Lily Y. Muraoka and Eiko A. Ikeda; 14 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Nov. 28 at Kona Hongwanji Buddhist Temple. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Anacita Pavo Ariola

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Oct. 19, 2015
Anacita Pavo “Small Apo” Ariola, 98, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Pangasinan, Philippines. She is survived by sons Ernest, Roger and Charles; daughters Rosalinda Andres and Charlene Goodspeed; sister Illuminada Cantiberos; 21 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and 17 great-great-grandchildren. Services held. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Anthony Arrabito

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Nov. 7, 2015
Anthony “Pierce” Arrabito, 67, of Honolulu, a retired furniture manufacturing company owner, died in Honolulu. He was born in San Diego. He is survived by wife Christa; son Barton Hatch; daughters Serena A. Joo, and Jamie and Tiger Hatch; and brothers Richard, John and Edward. Private scattering of ashes.

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Sara A. Ah Ching

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Nov. 9, 2015
Sara A. “Momi” Ah Ching, 59, of Mililani, a water distribution business owner, died in Kailua. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by companion Milton Tuia, son Jonathan Pacheco, daughter Qwilan Tuia, brother Otto Jr., sisters Millie Solomon and Siota York, and four grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Nov. 28 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Mililani. Flowers welcome. Condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Mathew Coelho

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Oct. 15, 2015
Mathew Coelho, 87, of Honolulu, a retired stage lighting and electrical technician for the city Department of Auditoriums and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Kona, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Beatrice, son Mark, daughter Loreen and grandson Matthew. Services held. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Lawrence Shane Deponte

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Sept. 16, 2015
Lawrence Shane “Pocho” Deponte, 60, of Kailua-Kona, a stone mason and tattoo artist, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Shane; daughter Ashley Narciso; brothers Waltin, Wallace, Patrick and John Deponte, Michael Marks and Joseph Alameda; sisters Jojan Alameda and Jodi Deponte; and a grandchild. Celebration of life: noon Nov. 28 at Kona Palisades Pavilion. Casual attire. Lei welcome.

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Vaeluainalotuolotootagata Faletogo

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Nov. 10, 2015
Vaeluainalotuolotootagata “Ina” Faletogo, 45, of Honolulu died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by companion George Owens; parents Loa T. and Fa’aulufalega; brothers Setu and Seti Leatumauga, and Ene, Fasioka, Faima, Lewers, Ioasa, Willson and Gary Faletogo; and sisters Eseta Harrington, Faisea Mone, Moenu’u Lemau, Leialoha Tatino, Gotoimoana Summers and Agosi Faletogo. Celebration of life: 4 p.m. Nov. 28 at Ballard Family Moanalua Mortuary. Casual attire.

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Ursula Hedwig Gampon

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Nov. 14, 2015
Ursula Hedwig Gampon, 85, of Mililani died in Waipahu. She was born in Prutzen, Germany. She is survived by husband Benjamin V., son Benjamin F. and daughter Laura E. Private services.

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Lodybesy Ludwig Glory

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Oct. 25, 2015
Lodybesy Ludwig “Lody” Glory, 81, of Kealakekua, Hawaii, a retired police officer, died at his daughter’s home. He was born in Honaunau, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Pearl; son Lloyd; daughter Lisa Klein; brothers Bonipacio, Joseph and Robert; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at St. Benedict Catholic Church, Honaunau. Rosary: 7:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Nov. 28 at the church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kona Memorial Park, Holualoa. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Solomon Theodore Harvest

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Nov. 6, 2015
Solomon Theodore Harvest, 92, of Honolulu, a Hawaiian Tel PBX repairman and an Air Force veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Solnette Saito, Solette Perry and Zelka Harvest; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Nov. 28 at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Inurnment: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Wilfred Kaname Hayashi

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Nov. 17, 2015
Wilfred Kaname “Kana” Hayashi, 88, of Aiea, an Army veteran and boiler mechanic, died in Pearl City Nursing Home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Bryan and Aldon, daughter Carolyn Bailey, sister Alice Okubo, five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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TOMIKO “BETSY” HIGASHI

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TOMIKO BETSY HIGASHI Age 90, of Pearl City, HI, passed away October 6, 2015 in Honolulu, HI. Born February 6, 1925 in Wahiawa, HI. She is survived by sons, Warren Higashi, Gary (Cindy) Higashi, Rodney (Coleen) Higashi, Steven (Deborah) Higashi; daughter, Gayle (Darryl) Ing; 13 grandchildren; 10 great- grandchildren. Private services were held.

Helen Honnaka

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Oct. 9, 2015
Helen Honnaka, 84, of Honolulu, a retired state Department of Education teacher, died in Honolulu. She was born in Port Allen, Kauai. She is survived by daughters Gayle K. and Robyn Y., and brother Mansfield Doi. Private services.

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Daniel Kapionuenue Kaeka III

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Oct. 29, 2015
Daniel Kapionuenue Kaeka III, also known as “Danny” and “Hawaii Five-0,” 79, of Hilo, formerly of Vineyard Haven, Mass., a night watchman at Vineyard Haven SSA terminal and a Marine Corps veteran who served in the Korean War, died in Keaau, Hawaii. He was born on Oahu. He is survived by wife Shirley V.; sons Daniel K. IV, Daryl K., Dennis K. and Dwight K.; daughter Hannah K. Scott; sisters Velma Lou Keanuenue and Kathryn L. Nakoa; brother Rodney K.; half brothers Dennis, Edward and Henano; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

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William Hauwawaikaleoonamanuonakanahele Johnson Paris Jr.

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Nov. 14, 2015
William Hauwawaikaleoonamanuonakanahele Johnson “Uncle Billy” Paris Jr., 92, of Lehuula Nui, Hawaii, owner of Palika Ranch Family LP, former deacon and past Kahu Ponu for Lanakila Congregational Church, a former Hawaii Conference Foundation trustee, an Army veteran who served in World War II and a Hawaii Army National Guard veteran, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Wilma “Wee-J,” sister Margaret Schattauer, two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Nov. 29 at the family residence, 79-7345 Mamalahoa Highway, Lehuula Nui. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Private inurnment. Casual attire.

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Amy Hayasu Kaneshiro

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April 7, 2015
Amy Hayasu Kaneshiro, 56, of Nanakuli died in Nanakuli. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brother Dean. Private services.

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Betty Wha Soon Kang

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Oct. 15, 2015
Betty Wha Soon Kang, 90, of Aiea died in Aiea. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Gerald H., Wyatt S.W. and Brian S.B.; daughter Pamela P.O. Shin; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Taesoon Kim

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Nov. 14, 2015
Taesoon Kim, 84, of Honolulu, a retired Kim’s BBQ cook, died in Honolulu. She was born in Seoul. She is survived by sons John E. and Joseph H.; daughters Hyeri, Hyeyoung and Eunjung; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Pius X Catholic Church. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

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Tsutae Kuwabara

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Oct. 7, 2015
Tsutae Kuwabara, 82, of Potomac, Md., a teacher and dental office manager, died in Potomac. She was born in Captain Cook, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Roger; sons Neal, Jeffrey and Alan; sisters Loraine Asakura, and Asae and Sue Nakano; and a grandchild. Services in Potomac. No flowers. Donations suggested to the Oral Cancer Foundation fund.

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Florence Shim Leong

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Nov. 15, 2015
Florence Shim “Terry” Leong, 81, of Kailua-Kona, a homemaker, a seed and shell lei maker and owner of Leong’s Pupu Ohana, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Makawao, Maui. She is survived by sons Roger, Homer, Lloyd and Lance; daughters Elizabeth Kanekoa, Les’lie Fernandez, Leona Porter, Donna Leong-Aguon, Deborah Gambill and Suzu Campbell; two sisters; three brothers; 35 grandchildren; and 41 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Kathleen Elizabeth Kamakana-aloha-o-Mahealani Leri

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Nov. 5, 2015
Kathleen Elizabeth Kamakana- aloha-o-Mahealani Leri, also known as “Lia” and “Liz,” 24, of Georgia, an intern at Helen’s Haven Children’s Advocacy Center, died in Richmond Hill, Ga. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Tyler; son Tristan I. Anderson; parents Andrea DeCosta and Jason Carlson; brothers Tyler DeCosta, and Evan and Cohen Carlson; sister April Carlson; grandparents Mahealani Cypher, Kathleen and Gale Carlson; and stepgrandmother Candace Carlson. Celebration of life: 9 a.m. Nov. 29 at Kailua Beach Park, east of canal. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Helen’s Haven Children’s Advocacy Center of Savannah, Ga.

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Frank Gregory Lopez

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Nov. 14, 2015
Frank Gregory Lopez, 84, of Hilo, a retired maintenance employee for the state Department of Transportation Highways Division and an Army veteran, died in Pohai Malama. He was born in Makaweli, Kauai. He is survived by wife Gladys; sons Frank III, Thomas and Eric Lopez, and Stacey Kobayashi; daughter Denise Lopez-Kalani; brother Gerald; sisters Barbara Silva, Isabel Coyaso and Virginia Lopez; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: noon at East Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Incorrect information in an obituary published Friday.

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Doris Laverne O’Brien McCabe

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Nov. 17, 2015
Doris Laverne O’Brien McCabe, 81, of Kailua, a retired Vision Source Optometry secretary, died in Kailua. She was born in Goodland, Kan. She is survived by son Michael; daughters Colleen Pfatenhauer, Kathleen Roper and Susan Forsyth; and eight grandchildren. Private services. Condolences: hawaiianmemorial parkmortuary.com.

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Howard Hachiro Mirikitani

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Oct. 20, 2015
Dr. Howard Hachiro Mirikitani, 95, of Honolulu, a retired dentist and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Elaine S.; son Edward; daughters Lori Eisenbeisz, Jayne Higa and Karen Mirikitani; sisters Katherine Sakamoto and Dorothy Kuwamoto; and nine grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Grace Fellowship Hawaii. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Keith Kazuo Morikawa

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Nov. 8, 2015
Keith Kazuo Morikawa, 52, of Kaneohe, a painter, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by companion Cheryl Soriano, son Justin Soriano-Morikawa, father Paul and sister Jan Gante. Celebration of life: 4 p.m. Friday at Ballard Family Moanalua Mortuary. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Barbara Ann Neff

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Oct. 14, 2015
Barbara Ann Neff, 95, of Honolulu, a teacher for the public school system in Marion, Ind., died in Honolulu. She was born in Marion. She is survived by son Christopher, daughter Elizabeth Delong, three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Nov. 28 at Kilohana United Methodist Church, 5829 Mahimahi St. Condolences: hawaiian memorialparkmortuary.com.

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Ernesto Gallardo Pasion

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Oct. 22, 2015
Ernesto Gallardo Pasion, 71, of Honolulu, a Kauai County auditor, died at home. He was born in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Expedita “Edie,” son Ernest J. II and three grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Nov. 28 at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Kalaheo, Kauai. Casual attire. Condolences: borthwick oahu.com.

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Robert Kalani Kanahele Sr.

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Oct. 11, 2015
Robert Kalani Kanahele Sr., 57, of Mountain View, Hawaii, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Shezale; sons Robert and Ryan Kanahele, and Kaulana Jardine-Kanahele; daughter Leicole Jardine-Kanahele; brother Eddie; sisters Momi Waiau, Napua Hose, Doreen Reveira, Sharon Kahuena and Anastasia Simeona; and five grandchildren. Celebration of life: noon Nov. 28 at Onakahakaha Beach Pavilion No. 4. Additional celebration of life: 3 p.m. Nov. 29 at Kokokahi YWCA, Atherton Hall, 4535 Kaneohe Bay Drive. Paina: 5 p.m. Condolences may be sent to P.O. Box 751, Mountain View, HI 96771.

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Janet Misae Sugimoto

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Oct. 17, 2015
Janet Misae Sugimoto, 93, of Aiea, a retired Saint Louis School guidance secretary, died in Pearl City. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by son Bertram J.; daughters Judith “Judy” Sykes and Maryill Pieper; brothers Tom, George, Donald and John Yamaguchi; sisters Betty Kozai, Jane Fuchigami and Shirley Reynolds; a grandchild; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Catholic prayer services: 11 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. Condolences: diamondheadmortuary.net.

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Wallace Kazuto Sumikawa

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Oct. 31, 2015
Wallace Kazuto Sumikawa, 87, of Kaneohe, a retired grocery manager for Oneawa Super Market, a small-business owner and an Army veteran, died in Islands Hospice. He was born in Pearl City. He is survived by wife Chisae, son Dean K., daughter Faye K. Yamauchi, brother Dr. Bert M., sisters Mae H. Yamamoto and Amy E. Oyadomori, and three grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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